Grace Cavalieri https://danmurano.com/ en July's Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University https://danmurano.com/content/articles/julys-contemporary-american-theater-festival-shepherd-university <span property="schema:name">July&#039;s Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Grace Cavalieri</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-07-12T20:02:18+00:00">Tue, 07/12/2022 - 16:02</span> Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:02:18 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 210 at https://danmurano.com WHAT THE PSYCHIC SAID https://danmurano.com/content/articles/what-psychic-said <span property="schema:name">WHAT THE PSYCHIC SAID</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/461" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Carolyn Grassi</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-08-26T12:43:44+00:00">Thu, 08/26/2021 - 08:43</span> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 12:43:44 +0000 Carolyn Grassi 207 at https://danmurano.com Grace's latest book, What the Psychic Said https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/graces-latest-book-what-psychic-said <div data-history-node-id="203" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2020-04-01</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img alt="What the Psychic Said cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9d6a5e30-d319-42f4-b7a6-e2545ae21a2b" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychic1c.jpg" /></p> <p>Here is a poem from the book:</p> <div class="poem2"> <div lang="x-unicode" xml:lang="x-unicode" xml:lang="x-unicode"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Poem in dialogue with Dan Murano’s cover photo</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Credit: <em>Poet Trees, 2019</em></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><span> <span><span>GUARDIAN OF TIME</span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>I don’t know how I knew this – </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This deepening love – subjectivity of experience – </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The desolation of the prairie rabbit –</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>How the sky and the air can turn pink</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For no reason.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We would not have seen the pink</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Unless there were sun beaming down, its</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Wishes closing in, guarding our treasures,</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Answering the question:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span><span>How to love without fear</span></span></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Just look at the ball of sun behind the tree</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now a deepening orange </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now a fanning behind the branches</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Like images in God’s dream—</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Did you think there was an easier access to happiness?</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>          </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="gmail-"><span><span><span><span><span><span>--Grace Cavalieri</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <hr /> <div><strong>Grace Cavalieri, with paper and pen, her imagination wanders fresh and bold, leaving us poetry for our comprehension and delight, which has a life longer than our own.  - J<span>anice </span>F. Booth</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/What-Psychic-Said-Grace-Cavalieri-ebook/dp/B0854CT2N9/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&amp;keywords=grace+cavalieri&amp;qid=1585775256&amp;sr=8-4" target="_blank"><strong>Order a copy</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="What the Psychic Said, back cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5fa96ba9-382b-46f1-8cea-40beb15ec2e3" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychic2c.jpg" /></p> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1"> <div><img alt="What the Psychic Said promo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0bd95caa-66a2-4c88-9d0e-7e7aec6901a1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychicpromo.jpg" /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Grace Cavalieri, with paper and pen, her imagination wanders fresh and bold, leaving us poetry for our comprehension and delight, which has a life longer than our own.</strong></div> <div><strong>                                                               J<span>anice </span>F. Booth</strong></div> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/graces-latest-book-what-psychic-said" data-a2a-title="Grace&#039;s latest book, What the Psychic Said"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fgraces-latest-book-what-psychic-said&amp;title=Grace%27s%20latest%20book%2C%20What%20the%20Psychic%20Said"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment 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https://danmurano.com/content/articles/sign-six-oclock-sky-arnold-schulman <span property="schema:name">Sign in the Six O’Clock Sky by Arnold Schulman</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Grace Cavalieri</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-03-25T19:46:03+00:00">Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:46</span> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:46:03 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 156 at https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/content/articles/sign-six-oclock-sky-arnold-schulman#comments 28th Season: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL https://danmurano.com/content/articles/28th-season-contemporary-american-theater-festival <span property="schema:name">28th Season: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Grace Cavalieri</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-07-10T22:25:14+00:00">Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:25</span> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:25:14 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 153 at https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/content/articles/28th-season-contemporary-american-theater-festival#comments OTHER VOICES, OTHER LIVES: An Appreciation https://danmurano.com/content/articles/other-voices-other-lives-appreciation <span property="schema:name">OTHER VOICES, OTHER LIVES: An Appreciation</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/221" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Richard Harteis</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-02-12T05:08:18+00:00">Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:08</span> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:08:18 +0000 Richard Harteis 147 at https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/content/articles/other-voices-other-lives-appreciation#comments Letter from Puerto Rico https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/letter-puerto-rico <div data-history-node-id="143" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-08-23</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Letter from Puerto Rico</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">If patience were a ray or sweet word<br />        It would never fail here<br /> The keen bone of quiet is like faith<br />         Listen to the heat<br />         Feel the violet view<br /> Cold motion has no reward<br /> For Winter's just a painting on the wall<br /> And Spring's wind is always perpendicular<br />         To time<br /> Even if Lucille got the job you wanted<br /> On the 5th floor with the Big Four<br /> Shaking hands in her yellow suit<br /> And chic bobbed hair<br />         She’s dead now with unnarrowing<br />         Limits of grass<br /> And the song succeeds with blackbirds<br />          And promise<br /> Outlasting music's endnote.</div> <p> <br /> <span><em>Credit: Plume Magazine</em></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">If patience were a ray or sweet word<br />        It would never fail here<br /> The keen bone of quiet is like faith<br />         Listen to the heat<br />         Feel the violet view ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/letter-puerto-rico" data-a2a-title="Letter from Puerto Rico"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fletter-puerto-rico&amp;title=Letter%20from%20Puerto%20Rico"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" 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perhaps, who<br /> worked in a bank nearby.<br /> He must have dropped us<br /> by this large white house<br /> with grand pillars.</div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1">I can’t imagine why<br /> we were wanted there<br /> but I met a boy my age.<br /> I suppose that was it.<br /> Get the toddlers together,<br /> ready to learn to play.</div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1">I assessed the toys,<br /> and took my pick,<br /> a brand new trike, and<br /> oh how it went,<br /> as shiny as it looked.<br /> My new playmate ran crying<br /> filled with envy and<br /> complaint<br /> Me wants the bike.<br /> <em>Me</em> wants it now.</div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1">I stopped. The wheels froze<br /> on the rug as I looked<br /> at my foe<br /> “<em>ME</em> wants the bike?”<br /> I felt the sweet pleasure of<br /> superiority, the first ache<br /> of it, age three.<br /> There would be no contest. I<br /> could play as long as I liked.<br /> I had him by the pronoun.<br /> It was the happiest day of my life.</div> <div class="poem1"> <hr /> <p><em>© Grace Cavalieri, all rights reserved</em></p> <p> </p> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div> <div class="poem1">It was a day much like this,</div> <div class="poem1">grey, with drizzle,</div> <div class="poem1">my mother took me visiting,</div> <div class="poem1">which was a big event –</div> <div class="poem1">She didn’t drive a car,</div> <div class="poem1">seldom went out.</div> <div class="poem1">How did we get there?</div> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/language-lesson" data-a2a-title="Language Lesson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Flanguage-lesson&amp;title=Language%20Lesson"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=137&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="jjnO2kYkKbWdP4KOL6hxoMXGBrhTN0iDgDYOV0EW-s8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:09:42 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 137 at https://danmurano.com PROPHECY https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/prophecy <div data-history-node-id="135" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-06-23</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>PROPHECY</strong></h4> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>Too late I found what’s truly mine. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>This time, a pile of papers, </span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>poems, on huge scraps, meant</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to be nailed to his cut boards.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>How long had they been there</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>piled by the shed,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>next to his planks of polished wood.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>The artist cut his shapes just right,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>to mount my poems to stay, he’d said,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to be made permanent, he’d said.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>That’s why he left it all</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>for me to find one sunless day.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>And what place do I go for help?</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>Too soon, I saw they just didn’t fit,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>my poems upon his careful work.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>At whose house can I seek instruction,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>to press my paper into shapes, rounded</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to nailed surfaces I did not make.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I followed the curve of his grain </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>as I should, with my hand and glue,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>refining the words to fit his frames.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>Not out of vanity but sheer will of force, </span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>trying the stain again and again,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>smoothing the words to wrap around</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>what wood already stood. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>What did it take to hear my own news,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>that to insist is not to win. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>That intention is not prophecy, that</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I’d have to find my own wood, </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>its own shape, my own shed.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I’m to cut my own planks, fit my own words,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>make it new, not to rely on the dead. </span></div> <p> </p> <p><span>- Grace Cavalieri</span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div> <div class="poem1"><span>Too late I found what’s truly mine. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>This time, a pile of papers, </span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>poems, on huge scraps, meant</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to be nailed to his cut boards.</span></div> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-06/Grace_biopic_1050wx1400h.jpg" width="1050" height="1400" alt="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/prophecy" data-a2a-title="PROPHECY"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fprophecy&amp;title=PROPHECY"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=135&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="fr1lzdGXCqsVa-XjmIAScNqspWAGARq0Tn_n87Ex5Cg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:59:51 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 135 at https://danmurano.com